Over the past couple of years we have seen the emergence of a global network of behavioural insights teams and units in countries from across the globe.
Professor Benartzi’s new research highlights that not only is the Digital Revolution producing a new platform to deliver behavioural interventions, but it is also uncovering interesting differences between the decisions that people make online compared to offline.
There has been a lot of research in to the way that BI can improve policies, service delivery and government interactions with customers; however, a recent report by the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto has looked at how BI can be turned inward – on the public service itself.
With more than 400,000 students dropping out of university each year in the US, some colleges and companies have begun incorporating nudges in order to encourage students to stay on track with their studies and succeed at university.
We are excited to hear that the White House is setting up a Social and Behavioral Science Team, headed by Maya Shankar, that will use lessons from psychology and behavioural economics in the design of public policy.